Crumbling cathedrals, decaying theaters and half-destroyed camping cabins: urban explorer Johnny Joo has observed it all, and he does not just document these abandoned areas, he does so with an eye for spine-tingling drama.
The 23-yr-old photographer is releasing his collection of gorgeous images in book form with ‘Empty Spaces,’ offered for pre-buy for just a couple a lot more days.
The 116-page, hard-cover photo guide ‘Empty Spaces’ contains the photographer’s favorites from years of urban exploration. Pre-orders come hand-signed with a free of charge present the guide is also obtainable in E-guide kind. Order it at Architectural Afterlife.
The pictures get us on a visual tour of the abandoned Rust Belt. Some structures are so covered in moss and ivy, their former use is a mystery. Other individuals, like bowling alleys and theaters, look frozen in time, as if they’re just waiting for patrons to commence filing back in.
Why had been these areas vacated? And why are they left to sit, uncared for? The stays of a person’s bedroom, bed still intact, covered in a layer of mold and dust. Walls surrounding with cracked complexions and vivid, but transparent voices telling a story of time.
Living by means of the history of abandonments as you discover what as soon as was an fully distinct scene now transformed into a desolate, however outstanding, stimulating image of complicated patterns and wonderful detail. Via this guide, we will take a journey through the rust belt to see the unseen and discover the forgotten.